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Tracking the 30 Pre-Draft Prospect Visits for the Eagles 2020 Draft

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

Before the NFL draft on April 23rd, all 32 teams have the ability to bring in 30 different players of their choice for in-person meetings. Here they can work the player out, interview him, and get a better understanding of them. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis, teams are no longer able to conduct in-person meetings, but they still can talk to prospects over the phone or through video apps. Want to keep track of the players the Eagles have brought in to the NovaCare Complex or talked to over the phone? Stay here, and we will continue to update throughout March and April.

Amik Robertson | CB | LA Tech | 5'9, 183 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Even though he did not work out at the Combine, Robertson garnered interest from NFL teams and is expected to be fully recovered from his sports hernia surgery in time to participate in his Pro Day, which means he will be fully healthy for OTAs. Robertson is an undersized guy at 5'9 183lbs, but is a ball hawk. He has 14 career interceptions, returning three of those to the house. He also has 36 pass defenses; 16 alone in 2019, tied for the most in the NCAA. The easy projection here would be the Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu - whom he likened his style to.

Current Projection: 3rd-5th Round

Darnay Holmes | CB | UCLA | 5'10, 198 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Holmes was an honorable mention all-conference selection by Pac-12 coaches for his play in 2019. In 35 career games as a Bruin, he put together 121 tackles (3.0 for loss), eight interceptions (two pick-sixes), 28 passes defended, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries; he also added 878 kick return yards and took one kick return to the house. A solid tackler that doubles as a dynamic special teamer sounds like a dream player for the Birds. However, he does have trouble in the redzone and on double moves which might make him a little less desirable. He can play both outside corner and nickel, but he would likely excel in the slot in the pros.

Current Projection: 4th-6th Round

Davion Taylor | LB | Colorado | 6'0, 225 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Taylor is one of the rawest prospects in the 2020 draft. He didn't play football at all until he joined JUCO. So basically that means he has all the athleticism needed, but still needs to work on his football IQ and awareness. in 24 games with Colorado, Taylor racked up 129 tackles (18.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, six passes defended, three fumble recoveries, and one fumble return touchdown. Drafting him would likely have risks involved since he is a raw talent, but the reward might be crucial for an Eagles team with very little linebacker help.

Current Projection: 4th-6th Round

Logan Wilson | LB | Wyoming | 6'2, 250 lbs | Sr. (Source)

In 52 career games at Wyoming, Wilson registered 421 tackles (35.0 for loss), 7.0 sacks, 10 interceptions (two pick-sixes), 24 passes defended, four forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries (two taken for touchdowns). What he lacks in athleticism he gains with his situational awareness and overall football IQ; he can smell a play out as soon as an offense lines up.

Current Projection: 5th-7th Round

Terrell Lewis | DE | Alabama | 6'5, 252 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Lewis only played 26 collegiate games, but he was a constant presence on the stat sheet. He put together 58 tackles (14.5 for loss), 8.0 sacks, three passes defended, and one forced fumble. At the next level, Lewis will be able to become an effective pass rusher with his skill set. The Eagles love to have a reliable rotation at the defensive end position to keep their pass rushers fresh. It wouldn't be surprising if Howie Roseman invests a high pick to bolster his defensive line.

Current Projection: 2nd-3rd Round

James Lynch | DT | Baylor | 6'4, 295 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Lynch's 22.0 sacks are the most in Baylor's history, which is astonishing to think about given that he is an interior pass rusher. To go with all of those sacks, he also registered 101 tackles (33.5 for loss), seven passes defended, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and three blocked kicks in just 38 games. Even though he put up great numbers in college, draft analysts don't really see a ton to get excited about when watching his film. The hope would be that his pass rush abilities stick with him at the next level, as the Eagles would love to add an interior pass rusher to their defensive line and pair with Fletcher Cox.

Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round

Josiah Deguara | TE | Cincinnati | 6'3, 240 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Deguara gives off vibes that are similar to former Bearcat/Eagle Brent Celek. He is known for his competitiveness and hard-nosed style of ball that will do anything that is best for the team. In 46 games at Cincinnati, he recorded 92 receptions for 1,117 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns (and one rushing touchdown). The Eagles need to find a reliable third-string tight end in case Zach Ertz and/or Dallas Goedert go down with injuries in 2020. His acceptable blocking and pass-catching abilities make him a very intriguing target late in this year's draft.

Current Projection: 6th-7th Round

Jalen Reagor | WR | TCU | 5'11, 194 lbs | Jr. (Source)

After doing an extensive draft profile on him, our writer Mike Weiss believes that Reagor will be the best wide receiver available for the Eagles at 21 overall (if CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs are both already taken). In just 39 collegiate games, Reagor put up 148 receptions for 2,248 yards and 22 receiving touchdowns (along with two rushing scores). If the Eagles do select him, Reagor would be following in his father Montae's footsteps, as the elder Reagor played one season for the Birds in 2007, recording one sack and two tackles in just seven games. The younger Reagor will undoubtedly be the better one from the family tree if he ends up in Philadelphia, as he would become one of Carson Wentz's favorite receivers.

Current Projection: Late 1st - Early 2nd Round

Jeremy Chinn | S | Southern Illinois | 6'3, 212 lbs | Sr. (Source)

The Eagles need to find a young safety to groom sooner rather than later, and they might have one fall into their laps in Jeremy Chinn. He is an elite coverage defender and has excellent ball skills. In 38 collegiate games, Chinn registered 243 tackles (5.5 for loss), one sack, 13 interceptions, 31 passes defended, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one blocked kick.

Current Projection: Early - Mid 2nd Round

Marshe Terry | S | Northern Illinois | 6'3, 212 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Terry has experience playing safety, linebacker, and cornerback at the collegiate level. After three years at UCONN, he transferred to Northern Illinois to strictly play safety to help his chances of getting playing time and potentially get drafted. In 32 total games at the two schools, Terry collected 134 tackles (5.5 for loss), three passes defended, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries. He'll likely be a wild card, especially with teams not getting to see him work out at his Pro Day or interview him in person. If he goes undrafted the Eagles should sign him for camp to see what he brings to the table since he could be a hybrid athlete.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

KJ Hamler | WR | Penn State | 5'9, 176 lbs | Jr. (Source)

A hometown home run threat. Hamler is a speedster and best friends with our own Miles Sanders. Sanders has been on the record saying he is "pounding the table" for the team to draft Hamler. He only played 26 games with the Nittany Lions, but in those games he recorded 98 receptions, 1,658 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns (one rushing touchdown). Hamler also had a combined 81 kick/punt returns for 1,258 yards. Selecting Hamler would give the Eagles a nice and speedy complement to DeSean Jackson.

Current Projection: 2nd Round

Nick Harris | C | Washington | 6'1, 302 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Jason Kelce.. is that you? An undersized, agile center only prospect much like Kelce coming out of the draft. Draft Harris on day three to learn and build behind Kelce over the first couple of seasons, and when Jason retires, plug and play with Harris.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

Raequan Williams | DT | Michigan State | 6'4, 303 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Williams had a productive collegiate career and is hard for offensive linemen to toss out of the play. In 50 career games as a Spartan, he registered 160 tackles (29.0 for loss), 11.5 sacks, eight passes defended, and three forced fumbles. The Eagles don't have a need at defensive tackle this year, but they could look in the later rounds to try to develop a young prospect since Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson are going to be on the wrong side of 30 years old once the season concludes. Williams would fit this profile.

Current Projection: 6th Round

Saahdiq Charles | OT | LSU | 6'4, 295 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Charles was the left tackle for the reigning NCAA Champion Tigers. The Eagles appear to be ready to transition from Jason Peters to Andre Dillard at the position in 2020, and it feels likely that Peters won't be in midnight green. That means the unproven Jordan Mailata is slated to be the backup left tackle (and he's also the backup right tackle right now too). So it wouldn't be surprising if the Eagles targeted a mid-late round tackle to try to develop into a quality backup or maybe even eventual starter. Charles fits that mold.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

Josh Jones | OT | Houston | 6'7, 310 lbs | Jr. (Source)

This one is a bit of a head-scratcher given the Eagles took a highly regarded first-round tackle last year. Jones is one of the top tackle prospects in this year's draft. Selecting him would mean the team wants to have great depth on the offensive line to protect Carson Wentz for the foreseeable future

Current Projection: 1st-2nd Round

Leki Fotu | DT | Utah | 6'5, 337 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Fotu is a mammoth playing defensive tackle and has impressive explosion off the ball given the size. Fotu gets out-leveraged, but makes up for it with his lower and upper body strength. The Eagles are longing to have solid tackle play next to Fletcher Cox, but they have addressed that already with adding Javon Hargrave and will also be getting back Malik Jackson. They'll likely still be doing due diligence with most defensive tackles available in April's draft, and if Fotu falls in the draft they might pick him and give him time to develop and adjust to the professional game.

Current Projection: 4th Round

Denzel Mims | WR | Baylor | 6'3, 216 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Mims was a consistent weapon for the Baylor Bears, having three straight seasons with over 55 catches, 750 yards and eight touchdowns. If the Eagles want a virtual Alshon Jeffery replacement, Mims seems like the most logical one of the receivers group that will be available when the Eagles are on the clock at #21. He projects to be a starting "X" receiver in the NFL, and his best skill-trait is his catch radius. Fans will be disappointed in not getting one of the big three receivers (Henry Ruggs, CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy), but Mims will win everyone over by the time the preseason is over.

Current Projection: 1st-2nd Round

Quartney Davis | WR | Texas A&M | 6'2, 200 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Davis only played a role in Texas A&M's offense for two seasons, but he produced great numbers in those years. In 24 games, the Aggie grabbed 99 balls for 1,201 yards and 11 touchdowns. He gives off a bit of a Nelson Agholor vibe, as his route tree is excellent but he lacks consistent hands. He is projected by a few different analysts to be a decent slot receiver in the pros, and he would provide great value if he ends up being available for the Birds in the later rounds.

Current Projection: 5th-6th Round

Darnell Mooney | WR | Tulane | 5'10, 176 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Mooney played a prominent role in the Green Waves offense in his four-year tenure. In 49 collegiate games, he caught 151 balls for 2,529 yards and 19 touchdowns. His speed allows him to be a game-changing threat, but his unreliable hands are the reason why he will only be a late day three pick if that. He has a lot of work to do if he wants to make a 53-man roster.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Giovanni Ricci | TE | Western Michigan | 6'3, 240 lbs | Sr. (Source)

TE3 is a sneaky need for the Eagles to address before training camp. It's useless to use a high draft pick on one, but Ricci could be a nice addition as an undrafted free agent signing. He recorded 98 catches in 46 games with the Broncos for 1,114 yards and 11 touchdowns. It would be a wide-open competition for the last tight end slot between Ricci and Josh Perkins or anyone else they bring in, but Ricci would have a decent shot of winning a roster spot in Philadelphia if he were to land here.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Aaron Fuller | WR | Washington | 5'11, 188 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Fuller was a constant target in the Huskies offense, catching 159 passes for 2,051 yards and 13 touchdowns in 54 games. He isn't a true home-run threat, but he can get separation from his defenders early in the route. However, if he has to compete for a ball, often he will lose the battle. Still, that's something that can be taught if he is selected by the Birds, and he'd have a decent shot of making the 53-man roster due to the lack of receiver depth on the team.

Current Projection: 5th-6th Round

Artavis Pierce | RB | Oregon State | 5'11, 208 lbs | Sr. (Source)

The Eagles will likely have an open competition for the third and fourth running back slot, so it will need to be addressed either late in the draft or they would have to hope they find a diamond in the undrafted free agent field. Pierce has potential to be a diamond, he ran for 2,127 yards and 15 touchdowns, averaging 5.8 YPC. He also has the ability to catch passes out of the backfield, fielding 74 catches for 578 yards and two touchdowns.

Current Projection: UDFA

Justin Madubuike | DT | Texas A&M | 6'3, 304 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Madubuike is one of the most talented defensive tackles in this year's draft. The Eagles don't necessarily need to use an early pick on the position thanks to Malik Jackson being back to full health and the addition of Javon Hargrave in free agency. Still, Jackson and Fletcher Cox will be on the wrong side of 30 after this season, so it could be a good idea to try to find a highly-skilled young defensive tackle to groom. In 34 career games, Madubuike registered 105 tackles (24.5 for loss), 11.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, four passes defended, and one interception.

Current Projection: 2nd Round

Michael Onwenu | G | Michigan | 6'3, 350 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Onwenu has the ability to play either guard position, but primarily played right guard at Michigan. After two seasons Matt Pryor still hasn't developed into a reliable backup to Brandon Brooks, so it might be time to move on from Pryor and invest a late-round pick on a guard who can be a competent backup to Brooks and Isaac Seumalo. Onwenu could be a decent candidate, but at 350lbs he is not as mobile as the Eagles would like from a potential guard. His lack of mobility would interfere with any screen plans in the offense.

Current Projection: 6th-7th Round

Cameron Dantzler | CB | Mississippi State | 6'2, 188 lbs | Jr. (Source)

The Eagles are already gambling on one Mississippi State cornerback to work for their defense (Darius Slay), so why not go all-in and have two Bulldogs for their corners? Dantzler has tremendous size for a defensive back, and he has the speed to keep up with receivers. It isn't out of the realm of possibility that the Eagles will use one of their top picks on a defensive back; Dantzler would be a solid selection and addition to the cornerback room in Philly. In just 29 collegiate games, Dantzler recorded 108 tackles (6.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, five interceptions, 20 passes defended, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

Current Projection: 1st-2nd Round

Patrick Queen | LB | LSU | 6'0, 229 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Queen is a prototypical linebacker that would fit in well in Philadelphia. His tackling ability and coverage skills are top-tie. Adding him to Jim Schwartz's defense will help make sure the linebacker position isn't a complete weakness in 2020 and beyond. In just 29 games at LSU, Queen compiled 131 tackles (17.5 for loss), 4.0 sacks, two passes defended, one interception, and one fumble recovery.

Current Projection: 1st-2nd Round

Luke Juriga | IOL | Western Michigan | 6'4, 298 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Juriga started all 52 career games as a Bronco. He initially started out at right guard his first three seasons, but converted to center for his final campaign. Not much info is out on him, so he's a bit of a wildcard. Since he is versatile enough to play multiple positions on the offensive line, he might be a coveted late-round option or a priority undrafted signing.

Current Projection: 7th Round / UDFA

Cesar Ruiz | C | Michigan | 6'3, 307 lbs | Jr. (Source)

Regarded by many as the top center in this draft, the Camden native might have a shot at playing for his hometown team. Jason Kelce appears to be locked in for at least one more season, but he has made it abundantly clear he is pondering retirement at the end of every season from here on out. Choosing Ruiz with their top draft pick might not be popular among the fan base, but it will help assure Carson Wentz is protected as best as possible for the foreseeable future. Plus, it would be beneficial for Ruiz to learn under Kelce's wing and pick his brain for as long as Kelce remains in the locker room. God forbid if Kelce suffered a lengthy injury, the team would be screwed without a competent backup; Ruiz would provide a much-needed security blanket.

Current Projection: 1st Round

Broderick Washington | DT | Texas Tech | 6'2, 305 lbs | Sr. (Source)

In 43 games as a Red Raider, Washington put together 134 tackles (14.0 for loss), 7.5 sacks, two passes defended, and one fumble recovery. The Eagles are already loaded at defensive tackle in 2020, but Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson will soon be on downward trends. It wouldn't be out of the question for Howie Roseman to use a mid-round pick on a potential long-term option on the d-line. Washington has upside as both a pass rusher and a run stuffer.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

Robert Hunt | OT | Louisiana-Lafayette | 6'5, 323 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Hunt has experience at left guard, left tackle, and right tackle while he was in college. The loss of Halapoulivaati Vaitai means the Eagles currently don't have a depth offensive lineman that is versatile enough to be plugged in at virtually any position. It shouldn't come as a surprise if the Eagles address their offensive line late on day two or at some point on day three of the draft.

Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round

Kenny Willekes | DE | Michigan State | 6'4, 260 lbs | Sr. (Source)

Willekes is the Spartan's all-time leader in tackles for loss (51.0) and is 3rd all-time in sacks (26.0). The former walk-on has a high motor and plays with a chip on his shoulder. He still has a lot of work to do to transition at the next level, so he is a risky pick but has a chance to be an excellent payout for whoever drafts him.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

Kenneth Murray | LB | Oklahoma | 6'2, 241 lbs | Jr. (Source)

The Eagle desperately need linebacker help, so adding the widely regarded top linebacker in this year's draft would be a huge boost to an inexperienced and mildly talented position group. In 40 games with the Sooners, Murray collected 325 tackles (36.5 for loss), 9.5 sacks, six passes defended, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

Current Projection: 1st Round

Luqman Barcoo | CB | SDSU | 6'1, 175 lbs | Sr. (Source)

In just 24 games as an Aztec, Barcoo was extremely productive with 75 tackles (5.0 for loss), 10 interceptions, 30 passes defended, and 0.5 sacks. Those interception numbers show just how great his hands are and that he has some potential to become a ballhawk at the next level. He still has to polish a lot of his game, but he would be an interesting day three selection for the Birds, who haven't had a ballhawk cornerback since Asante Samuel.

Current Projection: 5th-6th Round

Nick Bowers | TE | Penn State | 6'4, 260 lbs | Sr. (Source)

The Eagles seem keen on adding a tight end from this draft class to address the hole at TE3, whether it be in the last rounds of the draft or grabbing a few priority undrafted free agents --- Bowers fits that mold. In 26 games with the Nittany Lions, Bowers produced 17 receptions for 279 yards and five touchdowns.

Current Projection: 7th Round / UDFA

K'Von Wallace | S | Clemson | 5'11, 206 lbs | Sr. (Source)